of the Atlanta Thrashers of the New York Rangers on October 27, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
And now we wait for the other shoe to drop, because according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Anaheim Ducks have come to terms with defenseman Hampus Lindholm on a six-year contract extension with a cap hit of $5.25 million.
But will the Ducks now have to make a trade? It’s been rumored for a while that Cam Fowler could be dealt once Lindholm’s deal got done. Anaheim may prefer to trade a veteran like Kevin Bieksa or Clayton Stoner, but Bieksa has a no-movement clause, and there may not be a market for those two anyway.
The Ducks won’t get Lindholm back in the lineup right away, so there’s plenty of time for GM Bob Murray to make any moves that need to be made.
Lindholm, 22, had 10 goals and 18 assists in 80 games last season, logging 22:00 of ice time per game.
Pastrnak was whistled for a minor penalty on the play, which occurred in the second period of Boston’s 5-2 loss at MSG on Wednesday night. Girardi left the contest momentarily, but was able to return and finished with 16:15 TOI.
“I don’t really know it makes contact with my face at first, but it is what it is, I’m kind of vulnerable,” Girardi said of the hit, per the New York Post. “He’s going to try to make a hit. He just hit me in the front of the face, so it wasn’t like it was the side-of-the-head hit or something.
“As soon as I got up, I was fine.”
Pastrnak, who did appear to leave his feet to make the hit, doesn’t have any history with the DoPS, and has never been subjected to supplemental discipline from the department.
His hearing will take place on Friday.
Kevin Poulin is leaving the pro hockey scene in North America to sign with the KHL’s Astana Barys.
It’s a one-year deal, per Igor Eronko of Sports-Express.
The former Islanders goalie spent last season with the Stockton Heat of the AHL, where he had a 14-11-3 record with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage in 29 games.
The 26-year-old last played in the NHL during the 2014-15 season. He made one appearance with the Isles that year.
He had a few opportunities with the Islanders, but it was usually the result of players ahead of him on the depth chart getting injured.
Poulin leaves the NHL with a career 18-25-3 record, a 3.07 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage in 50 games.
He’ll join former NHLers Vitaly Kolesnik and Henrik Karlsson in Astana Barys’ crease. Nigel Dawes, Brandon Bochenski, Martin St. Pierre, Cam Barker and Kevin Dallman are also on the roster.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
–Here are some of hockey’s all-time spookiest goalie masks. (Sports Illustrated)
–Watch the highlights from last night’s game between the Rangers and Bruins. (Top)
–Everybody remembers Grant Fuhr, Curtis Joseph, Jacques Plante, Tom Barrasso and Sean Burke, but these are the teams you don’t remember them playing for. (The Hockey News)
–Bruins goalie Zane McIntyre honors his late grandmother on the back of his goalie mask. (The Score)
–Former NHL goalie Niklas Svedberg made an incredible stick save in a KHL game: